Prakash Javadekar took to social media to share that Rajinikanth has won the award. He posted, ‘Happy to announce #Dadasaheb Phalke award for 2019 to one of the greatest actors in history of Indian cinema Rajnikant ji His contribution as actor, producer and screenwriter has been iconic I thank Jury@ashabhosle @SubhashGhai1 @Mohanlal @Shankar_Live #BiswajeetChatterjee (sic)’
Happy to announce #Dadasaheb Phalke award for 2019 to one of the greatest actors in history of Indian cinema Rajnik… https://t.co/C7lYvTyGyi
— Prakash Javadekar (@PrakashJavdekar) 1617252887000
Popular across generations, a body of work few can boast of, diverse roles and an endearing personality…that’s Sh… https://t.co/wXJ49h77Jc
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 1617254002000
The actor’s PR also shared the news. He posted, ‘The 51st #DadasahebPhalkeAward will be conferred upon #Superstar @rajinikanth, says Union Minister @PrakashJavdekar!!! Another addition to your biggest achievements #ThalaivaFireFireRed heartRed heartParty popperParty popperPartying facePartying face #SuperstarRajinikanth #Thalaivar #Thalaivaa #SuperstarGetsPhalkeAward.’
Rajinikanth’s Annaatthe is directed by Siva. The film’s shoot is going on in Chennai. The film has Nayanthara, Keerthy Suresh, Khushbu, Meena, Prakash Raj, Soori playing important roles. Imman is composing music for the film.